|Founded||July 25, 1984|
|Frequent-flyer program||Egret Card|
|Subsidiaries||Jiangxi Air (60%) Hebei Airlines (99%)|
|Parent company||China Southern Airlines (51%)|
|Headquarters||22 Dailiao Road, Xiamen, Fujian, People's Republic of China|
|Key people||Shanglun Che (Director, President)|
XiamenAir (formerly Xiamen Airlines) (Chinese: 厦门航空; pinyin: Xiàmén Hángkōng; Pe̍h-ōe-jī: E-mng Hang-khong) is the first airline operated in the course of modern enterprise in China. Established on July 25, 1984 and based in Xiamen, Fujian Province it operates scheduled passenger flights out of Xiamen Gaoqi International Airport and, to a lesser extent, Fuzhou Changle International Airport and Hangzhou Xiaoshan International Airport. The airline is owned by China Southern Airlines (55%), Xiamen Construction and Development Group (34%), and Fujian Investment & Development Group (11%). Xiamen Airlines holds a 99.23% stake in Hebei Airlines, 60% stake in Jiangxi Airlines. By early 2014, the Airlines has set up branches in Fuzhou, Nanchang, Hangzhou, Tianjin, Changsha, and Beijing.
XiamenAir was honored with the title of "The Best Airline In Mainland China" for 6 consecutive quarters in the "Airlines Service Survey" made by CARNOC.com. The survey consists of comprehensive questionnaires answered by the passengers and analyzed by experts.
Xiamen Airlines concluded the year of 2015 with a passenger number of 22.77 million, and a profit of 1800 million CNY. It is the 28th consecutive year of profit for the Airlines. By early 2016, the airline operates 230 domestic routes along with 60 international routes (including routes to Hong Kong, Macau, and Taiwan).
As the only Chinese airline featuring an all-Boeing fleet, Xiamen Airlines has a fleet of 143 aircraft with a total of 20,555 seats, and an average airplane service age of 5.61 years, as of September, 2015.
XiamenAir has codeshare agreements with the following airlines:
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Two aircraft in SkyTeam livery
One aircraft in 100th aircraft delivered commemorative livery
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Accidents and incidents
- On October 2, 1990, Xiamen Airlines Flight 8301 from Xiamen to Guangzhou, a Boeing 737-200 jetliner, was hijacked shortly after takeoff and collided with two additional aircraft upon landing at Baiyun International Airport, killing 128 people.
- On April 30, 2008, a Boeing 737-700 (registration B-2992), operating as Xiamen Airlines Flight 8052 from Dalian to Hangzhou, entered Dalian airport's Runway 10 while a China Southern Airlines aircraft was taking off. The crew of the China Southern Airbus A319 aborted the takeoff and manoeuvred their aircraft to avoid a collision.
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